Published: Fri, March 03, 2017
Science | By Kerry Wheeler

Journey to Un'Goro features new 'Adapt' and 'Quest' mechanics

Journey to Un'Goro features new 'Adapt' and 'Quest' mechanics

Earlier this week, Blizzard announced Journey to Un'Goro as the next major expansion pack for its beloved free-to-play card game, Hearthstone.

As expected, Hearthstone's next expansion will feature a dinosaur-filled Lost World-style setting. Some of the more intriguing cards already shown for it include a phoenix called Pyros that returns to your hand after each death or a volcano that douses the board's minions in lava. Hence, there is no guarantee that a Quest card can be played in every game.

The most significant change is the addition of a new type of legendary card, namely Quest cards.

Finally, Blizzard has added a new minion type or "tribe" known as Elementals. Players can only include one Quest card in each deck, and it's guaranteed to land in their opening hand - complete its requirements will yield "incredible rewards". Blizzard hasn't confirmed a specific release date, but did announce that the expansion would drop in early April, with card reveals getting underway on March 17.

Blizzard's Hearthstone has millions of players playing and literally thousands of netdecks (online decklists) available throughout the internet's tubes.

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According to the official 7.1 Patch Notes released by Blizzard, the Small-time Buccaneer's health has been reduced from 2 to 1, making it much easier to handle in battle. Aside from the Elemental tribe, a new mage legendary minion named Pyros will also be introduced. The single player campaign has you venture into this region completing challenges in hopes of unlocking powerful and rare cards.

It has five mana and eight attack.

The second keyword introduced is Adapt, which works like a mashup of Discover, which is Druid's Choose One effect, and the spare parts that we saw a lot of during the Goblins vs. Gnomes era. Cards with Adapt gives the players the ability to choose three adaptations from a pool of 10. What Un'Goro lacked, however, was a theme song.

"Since you've been enlisted to join Elise for this expedition, you'll be able to influence where the explorers go and what they search for, so be sure to check back regularly and provide your expert opinion along the way".

Coming to Windows and Mac PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android tablets; and mobile phones, Journey to Un'Goro card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone's Arena mode and purchasable with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone's other card packs.

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